estate tax

Will Casey Johnson's Estate Enjoy a Tax Loophole?

Casey Johnson, found dead Jan. 4 at age 30, and Ruth Lilly, who died Dec. 31 at age 94, were both heirs to huge family fortunes -- and both died right around the moment when a U.S. tax loophole took effect, with the potential to cost billions in revenue and to drive estate-planning lawyers crazy.

"Death Tax" takes on new meaning

Can you put a price on a life? We tend to think that life is priceless. But as 2010 draws near, with the federal estate tax set to repeal, some...